Kilroy's College

Kilroy's College

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ECDL - New Version 6 course

Course Contents

Remember, you can complete this ECDL - New Version 6 course within 12 months of enrolling. So take your first step by contacting us today !

Word Processing

Spreadsheets

Using databases

Presentation

IT Security


Detailed Content

Computer Essentials

  • Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.
  • Start up and shut down a computer.
  • Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.
  • Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.
  • Create a simple document and print an output.
  • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.
  • Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files.
  • Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network.
  • Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware, and the importance of backing up data.
  • Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility, and user health.

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Online Essentials

  • Understand web browsing and online security concepts.
  • Use the web browser and manage browser settings, bookmarks, and web outputs.
  • Search effectively for online information and critically evaluate web content.
  • Understand key copyright and data protection issues.
  • Understand concepts of online communities, communications and email.
  • Send, receive e-mails and manage email settings.
  • Organise and search emails and use calendars.

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Word Processing

  • Work with documents and save them in different file formats.
  • Choose built-in options such as the Help function to enhance productivity
  • Create and edit small-sized word processing documents that will be ready to share and distribute.
  • Apply different formats to documents to enhance them before distribution and recognise good practice in choosing the appropriate formatting options.
  • Insert tables, images and drawn objects into documents.
  • Prepare documents for mail merge operations.
  • Adjust document page settings and check and correct spelling before finally printing documents.

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Spreadsheets

  • Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats.
  • Choose built-in options such as the Help function within the application to enhance productivity.
  • Enter data into cells and use good practice in creating lists. Select, sort and copy, move and delete data
  • Edit rows and columns in a worksheet. Copy, move, delete and appropriately rename worksheets.
  • Create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions. Use good practice in formula creation and recognise error values in formulas.
  • Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet.
  • Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully.
  • Adjust spreadsheet page settings and check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets.

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Using databases

  • Understand what a database is and how it is organised and operated.
  • Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes
  • Create a table, define and modify fields and their properties; enter and edit data in a table.
  • Sort and filter a table or form; create, modify and run queries to retrieve specific information from a database.
  • Understand what a form is and create a form to enter, modify and delete records and data in records.
  • Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution.

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Presentation

  • Working with presentations and saving them in different file formats
  • Understand different presentation views and when to use them, choose different slide layouts and designs.
  • Enter, edit and format text in presentations. Recognise good practice in applying unique titles to slides
  • Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Insert and edit pictures, images and drawn objects
  • Apply animation and transition effects to presentations and check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations.

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IT Security

  • Understand and identify the main concepts underlying the secure use of ICT in daily life.
  • Use relevant techniques and applications to maintain a secure network connection.
  • Use the Internet safely and securely.
  • Manage data and information appropriately.
  • Understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy and identity theft.
  • Protect a computer, device or network from malware and unauthorised access.
  • Understand the types of networks, connection types and network specific issues including firewalls.
  • Browse the World Wide Web and communicate on the Internet securely.
  • Understand security issues related to communications including email and instant messaging.
  • Backup and restore data appropriately and safely, and securely dispose of data and devices.

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